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Payge wrote a review Dec 2019
7 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed in Itaewon at the Hamilton Hotel for two weeks and have really mixed opinions on it. I'll separate it to make more sense. Positives - a good destination, the subway station is right next to the biggest hotel here. - the people in itaewon are about 60-70% foreigners, so if you are nervous about going to a country where you will stand out, this is a good place to blend in and feel more comfortable - there is a lot to do here, there is a lot of restaurants from around the world, clubs, bars, even a line friends store which was really nice - if you are coming for one night/to party this is the perfect destination, it is very lively - lots of English - most places in seoul had people around who could speak English - although there were some places were no one could speak it - however in itaewon, pretty much everyone can speak English, and quite fluently too negatives - for long term stay (1week or more) this can be a bad place to stay as it is very loud. even the 'quiet' nights are still loud, so if you are trying to get a good nights sleep this wont be very likely - the amount of drunk young people can be intimidating, especially the foreigners. I found that korean people were not very intimidating and were very polite, but the foreigners could be quite scary. As a teenage girl, only going with my sister (also a teenager), this was relatively intimidating, although not enough to stop us from doing anything - there is a lot of people here, especially in the evenings…
Date of experience: August 2019
esquire838 wrote a review Dec 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia335 contributions33 helpful votes
In terms of neighbourhood Itaewon neighbourhood is like some London’s Zone 4 and beyond. Metro is on Line 6 so you need connections to get to the more popular Lines 1, 2 and 4 destinations. So Itaewon has the basic offerings but the market is not like Namdaemoon, the underground mall is not like Hoehyeon and the shopping is not as upscale as Myeongdong. I find accommodation there expensive relative to other outskirts. The area is slopey thus unsuitable for the not so fit. On the plus side: there is direct access by limo bus to Incheon airport. The affordable food joints are aplenty and its a haven for muslim travellers with a mosque and many choices of halal offerings. And for party goers, there are plenty of hip joints. The food joints open till late. As Seoul has excellent and affordable public transport system, I would stay elsewhere for cheaper accommodation (there are also other places with connections to airport and the city) but visit Itaewon on need basis like I visit central and busy Myeongdong.…
Date of experience: December 2019
miles_for_smiles wrote a review Nov 2019
Hong Kong, China96 contributions41 helpful votes
Great neighborhood for an evening out and when you feel you’d like a drink and meeting a place where locals and foreigners mix at ease. Many bars to chose from and generally an easy going atmosphere. Worth a visit!
Date of experience: November 2019
3 Helpful votes
Ian Y wrote a review Nov 2019
East Haddam, Connecticut30 contributions7 helpful votes
Great area, lots of activity and great walking streets. Lots of food options. Safe and clean as is typical in Seoul.
Date of experience: November 2019
lynda4924 wrote a review Oct 2019
7 contributions9 helpful votes
many Muslims food. awesome! the subway are so closed to my hotel I stayed. Hamilton Hotel. The people are so friendly.
Date of experience: April 2019
2 Helpful votes